Last Friday night was the opening act across the state of Kentucky for football teams in the Bluegrass, and here at home, both Pulaski County and Southwestern made big time splashes to unveil the 2021 campaign.
At PC Field, the Maroons got redemption and then some, knocking off Belfry for the first time in school history. And, Johnny Hines and crew did it convincingly, by a whopping margin of 55-13 over the Pirates.
Quarterback Drew Polston threw for over 300 yards and five touchdowns in the win, while Barek Williams, Antonio Palmer, and Logan Godby all had huge night’s receiving for the Maroons.
Williams scored a pair of TD’s, on the strength of seven receptions for 112 yards, while Palmer led PC with 128 yards on four catches and a pair of scores.
Godby meanwhile hauled in seven catches for 68 yards and a TD, on a night when the PC offense simply dump-trucked the Belfry defense.
On the ground, junior running back Donovan Abbott ran for a team-high 84 yards, and added a touchdown as well.
Pulaski County will look to move to 2-0 this Friday, as the Maroons travel to Monticello to take on the 1-0 Wayne County Cardinals.
That game can be heard on LAKE 102.3 FM, with yours truly on the call, bringing you all of the play-by-play action on your only source of PC football on the radio.
Meanwhile, Southwestern also was very impressive last Friday night, as Jason Foley’s club surpassed the 50-point plateau as well, with a 55-14 drubbing over Madison Southern.
Tanner Wright led a balanced rushing attack for Southwestern with 126 yards on the ground on 15 attempts and two tuochdowns.
Giddeon Brainard also scored a pair of TD’s, rushing for 82 yards on seven carries. Connor Crisp meanwhile added 73 yards rushing on nine carries.
Christian Walden hauled in a 30-yard TD pass, and Matt Shadoan had an eight-yard TD reception for Southwestern.
Hayden Burton also got in on the act, with a fumble recovery for another score.
This week, the Warriors will look to remain undefeated, as Southwestern will travel to West Jessamine.
Meanwhile, the Somerset Briar Jumpers were not as fortunate in their opener, losing to homestanding Lincoln County in the Death Valley Bowl by a final count of 50-20.
Quarterback Josh Gross had a pretty productive night throwing the football for Somerset, going 20-28 through the air for 178 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
Guy Bailey led the Jumpers with 88 yards on the ground and a touchdown, while Hayden Dick had seven receptions for 59 yards, and Kam Hughes had a receiving TD.
Grayson Turner also had a touchdown for the Briar Jumpers, with a kickoff return in the contest.
Somerset will come home this week to The Briar Patch, to host the 0-1 Russell County Lakers, who fell in their opener last Friday night to Adair County by a 46-7 margin.
BOYS SOCCER FROM LAST WEEK
Somerset 3 — Pulaski County 0
Pulaski County 8 — Whitley County 1
Pulaski County 2 — Greenwood 1
West Jessamine 2 — Somerset 1
Madison Southern 9 — Southwestern 1
Somerset Christian 3 — Casey County 0
GIRLS SOCCER FROM LAST WEEK
Pulaski County 2 — Danville 1
Pulaski County 3 — Garrard County 1
Madison Southern 2 — Southwestern 0
Danville 5 — Somerset 1
VOLLEYBALL FROM LAST WEEK
West Jessamine 3 — Pulaski County 0
Southwestern 3 — Pulaski County 0
Southwestern 3 — Somerset Christian 0
McCracken County 3 — Southwestern 1
Bowling Green 3 — Southwestern 1
Whitley County 3 — Somerset 0
Somerset 3 — North Laurel 1
South Laurel 2 — Somerset 1
Somerset Christian 3 — Garrard County 0
Trinity Christian 3 — Somerset Christian 1
Somerset Christian 3 — Foundation Christian Academy 0